GREENWOOD COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – A man was arrested Saturday following an investigation into a series of armed robberies in Greenwood County over the last several weeks.
According to a Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office release, deputies, along with Greenwood Police Department officers and South Carolina Highway Patrol, arrested Kevin McKenzie Jackson, 26, of Greenwood.
Greenwood Police officers responded to the Pizza Hut, located on Edgefield Street, on Saturday at about 10:20 a.m. in regards to a robbery.
The clerk of the restaurant was reportedly assaulted by pepper spray and Jackson then took money from the register.
Around 2:15 p.m., troopers responded to a crash on Woodlawn Road, and Jackson was identified as the driver.
He was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and also had a stolen firearm from Charleston.
The trooper, who knew of the recent robbery, searched the vehicle and found several items. The trooper then called for additional units, including Greenwood County deputies and police officers.
Evidence was collected from Jackson’s vehicle, he was booked into jail and was considered a suspect in the additional robberies.
Both Greenwood County deputies and Greenwood Police investigators obtained a search warrant for Jackson’s home and found a grey 2014 Kia Soul, which was reported as stolen from Greenwood County on Feb. 4, during the search.
According to the release, the Kia Soul also matched the description of the suspect vehicle at several of the other armed robbery incidents.
The other incidents reported:
- Feb. 10- Stop-A-Minit, located on Highway 72
- March 2 – Stop-A-Minit, located on Highway 72,
- March 8- EZ Trip, located on Old Abbeville Highway and Highway 72-Business